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How to Free Convert WMV to MOV for QuickTime on Mac

Windows Media Video (wmv) is a type of compressed video file format developed by Microsoft and commonly used in a variety of Windows-based players. For its small file sizes with good compression, WMV is popular for web and Email video sharing. Therefore, there is a good chance that Mac users will receive and play WMV files on Mac.

However, since Windows Media Player stopped being developed for macOS and the Filp4Mac, an official QuickTime component from Windows to let users play WMV files on Mac QuickTime is not being sold anymore, users can no longer play WMV files on Mac directly. But you can convert WMV to MOV for QuickTime Mac easily.

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Best Free WMV to MOV Video Converter Download

WinX Video Converter - 100% safe and clean, is a free WMV to MOV converter. It will free convert WMV videos to QuickTime movie MOV, MP4, M4V, H.264, H.265, AVI, MKV, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, any other formats or devices you may need. Fast converting speed with high output quality.

1 BEST WMV to MOV Video Converter on Mac/PC

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe - a powerful video converter for any video converting tasks on Mac and PC. It offers excellect performance in converting WMV into MOV files.

  • Convert WMV to MOV, MP4, M4V, AVI, H.264, H.265, MKV, MTS, and 370+ other video and audio formats.
  • Convert WMV videos to QuickTime player, iMovie, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, MacBook, iMac, 420+ other devices and platforms.
  • GPU hardware accelerated tech will speed up the WMV to MOV H.264/h.265 converting by 5x faster than other tools.
  • Flexible options to customize the output MOV videos, including aspect ratio, resolution, bit rate, trim, crop, merge, add sub, etc.
  • High Quality Engine tech will optimize the output quality of the converted MOV files.

How Do I Convert WMV to MOV?

Free download the WMV to QuickTime MOV video converter on your PC or Mac. It works with the latest system of both platforms, including Windows 10 and macOS 11 Big Sur.

Step 1: Import the WMV videos

Run the program and click the "+ Video" button on the top toolbar to select the WMV videos from you computer. It supports batch conversion. So you can simple drag all the WMV videos you'd like to convert to it.

Step 2: Choose MOV output format

Once the WMV video is loaded, it will automatically open the profile window to let you select an output format. To convert WMV to MOV for QuickTime on Mac, select Mac General File and find MOV Video.

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Select MOV format

Step 3: Edit the MOV video

If required, click the gear button next to the selected MOV profile to adjust the video parameters. If you need to edit the output MOV video, click the Edit button under the selected profile. Then you can trim, crop, add subtitles, etc.

Step 4: Start to convert WMV to MOV

After all the settings, click the Browse button on the bottom of the main interface to set an output folder to save the converted MOV video. Then click the big blue Run button to convert WMV videos to MOV now.

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2 Convert WMV to MOV using VLC

Everyone knows that VLC can play everything on PC, Mac, and other platforms. However, it may come as a surprise to some that VLC is a handy tool that will also convert WMV to MOV video for QuickTime, Mac, iPhone, iPad, other devices. There are even features to let you adjust the basic video parameters. Here's how you can get started converting WMV videos to MOV using VLC on your PC.

How do I convert WMV to MOV with VLC?

Step 1: Download and install the software on your computer if you haven't got it. Then run it. Open the Media dropdown list in the menu bar and click Convert / Save.

Step 2: Click the Add button and browse to the WMV files you want to convert. You can click the Add button to load multiple videos if needed. Then click the Convert / Save button.

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Load videos to VLC

Step 3: Next to Profile, click the Settings icon and under the Encapsulation, select MP4/MOV as the video format.

Step 4: Under Destination click the Browse button and choose a location to save the file, and name the file. Click the Start button and VLC will start to convert WMV to MOV videos.

Related reading: how to convert MOV to MP4 using VLC

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Select output format

3 Convert WMV to MOV using AVC

Any Video Converter Freeware is free for PC and Mac to convert videos and audios among different formats. It supports a wide range of video formats, making it simple to convert WMV video files to QuickTime MOV. There are plenty options to let you trim, crop, rotate, add subtitles, watermark, effects, etc. easily. The only annoying thing is that prompts will constantly pop up asking you to purchase the pro version for more features.

How do I convert WMV to MOV with AVC?

Step 1: Download the free WMV to MOV video converter on your computer. Note that it contains bundled extra software. If you're asked to download extra software during setup, just uncheck the box before selecting Next. Otherwise, it will install something you don't want with Any Video Converter.

Step 2: Run the software and click the Add Video(s) or Add or Drag File(s) button to add the WMV video files you would like to convert.

Step 3: On the right side of the top menu bar, open the output format dropdown menu and select MOV. At the right lower part, adjust the basic video parameters if necessary.

Step 4: After configuring the output MOV video, click on Convert now.

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4 Convert WMV to MOV using CloudConvert

CloudConvert is a useful free online video converter. It supports nearly all audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet, and presentation formats. If you want to convert WMV to QuickTime MOV without downloading other software on your computer, try it. It's among the free online WMV to MOV converters which are able to fine-tune the conversion parameters. To be specific, you can adjust the video & audio parameters, trim the video, and add subtitles. However, online tools have some limits like slower speed, file size limits, no batch conversion, etc.

Other smiliar online converters for WMV to MOV conversion: FreeConvert, Convertio, Zamar.

How do I convert WMV to MOV Mac with Cloudconvert?

Step 1: Open the site CloudConvert, and click the big red Select File button to upload the WMV videos to the site. If supports videos stored locally, from website, or saved in storage services.

Step 2: Once the videos are uploaded, open the Convert to dropdown menu and select MOV as the output format. Beside the selected profile, click the setting button to adjus the video parameters if needed.

Step 3: After the settings, click on Convert to convert the WMV videos to MOV files now. The conversion will take some time based on your internet connection.

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author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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